Late Monday night, a local Utah news station broke news that Colossal CrossFit in Lehi, UT had sent an email to a handful of members kicking them out.
In the letter, owner Nicholas Cole wrote:
“Thank you for being a part of Colossal CrossFit. At this time, we have decided to make large changes to our facility, what it represents, who we hope to help in their fitness and an overall change in vision.
In light of many things that we wish to change and better, we felt your future at our facility would not fit in with our new vision and what we want to achieve.”
Ummmm, ok. So why?
We’re scratching our heads a little too, so we reached out to the owner to see if we could find out more.
Unfortunately, Nicholas Cole has declined to provide specifics as to:
- What are those “large changes” are; and
- What this “new vision” is that those athletes don’t fit into.
A Colossal mess.
Two members who were kicked out, however — Dani Warren and Katherine Ashby — spoke to a local news station and said they had been members for more than a year and always paid their dues.
Ashby also wrote a Facebook post to her CrossFit friends explaining her absence: “Dear Friends, I am very sorry to tell you that I have been asked to find another gym and no longer attend Colossal CrossFit. I am also sorry to hear that other friends have been “politely kicked out” as well. I have loved all of the ladies that I had the pleasure of working out with. You have truly been a blessing in my life. I will miss you and hope we can find ways to hangout outside the gym.”
Here is another Facebook post from Dani Warren:
The owner did respond to one of their emails and said: “Unfortunately, it’s going to be hard to understand you just don’t fit with the vision.”
We’ll keep you updated.